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Unread 08-12-2004   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lincoln Mark VII disc brake rear end

I've got access to a salvage Mark VIi LSC with the
disc brake rear.

I know the axles are longer so the overall width is a little
more.

Couldn't some of the newer increased-offset
wheels with greater backspacing be used to
make up for this and keep the wheels inside
the wheel well?
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Unread 08-12-2004   #2 (permalink)
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That's a pretty big "what if" dude. I wouldn't take the chance.
 
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Can you tell us specifically how much wider the Mark VIi rear end is than the original?
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Yeah, and what year is your Mustang?
 
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Short anwer is "probably". As mentioned it would be helpful if your provide what it is going into and what the difference is width would be. I suspect you are not talking about putting it into a Mustang. If its going into the the same body style (you already have a MARK VII right?) then answer would be yes as it obviously came from the factory with the correct offset. If this is going into a stang or other vevhicle you need the find the difference in width. Divide the difference by 2 to get the difference per side. Measure your existing offset (ie. classic mustangs typically have a 3.75" backspace on a 7" rim for an offset of -0.25"). Add the axle side difference from the offset and that is what you will need (i.e if the axle is 1" wider on each side the example of the typical stang will need an offset of +0.75). Once you know the required offset you can check if there are any wheels that match your need.
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Default Mk VII Rear Disc Conversion

The 8.8" rear of the Lincoln Mk VII is a coil-spring suspended rear end just like the '87-'93 Fox Mustangs. More or less, this rear end is a direct swap from the Lincoln to the Fox Mustang.

To put the entire coil-spring 8.8" rear under a vintage Mustang would take some doing to modify the housing in order for it to fit.

On the other hand, it just so happens that the discs can be taken from the Mk VII and adapted to the 8- & 9-inch rear end housings of the early Mustangs with some conversion brackets I had designed and now sell.

For more information on this Mk VII rear disc swap, you can check out these links:

http://www.ultrastang.com/Ultrainfo.asp?Page_ID=11

http://www.ultrastang.com/Ultrainfo.asp?Page_ID=14
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